Stories tagged with: pregnancy

October 22, 2010 - 5:56pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Pregnant women can expect to undergo a variety of testing. OB/GYN Dr. Robert Aepli gives his patients a round of blood testing when they're around 15 weeks pregnant.

"We do a complete blood count, we check a patient's blood type and RH factor. We check to see if you're immune to German measles and we also do hepatitis, HIV, and serology testing to rule out Syphilis," says Dr. Aepli.

The blood tests can also detect potential problems in the baby.

"We do an AFP...

October 20, 2010 - 5:32pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

If you guessed Gestational Diabetes you are correct! I'm adding it to the list with my subchorionic hemorrhage and anemia. At least all of my ailments make for a good pregnancy series. I mean how boring would it be if I was healthy?

But in all seriousness, for those of you who have never been pregnant or are on your first pregnancy, it's a process to even get diagnosed. I first went and took a “One Hour Glucose Test.” It's simple, they give you a sugary drink and then test...

October 20, 2010 - 11:06am
3 years 25 weeks ago

Two million strollers are being recalled because they are linked to four infant deaths.

Graco is recalling the strollers after receiving reports of four infant strangulation in the strollers.

The strollers being recalled are older models of the Graco Quattro Tour and Metrolite Strollers made before 2007.

Safety experts say if a baby isn't strapped into the stroller, they can slide through the opening between the stroller tray and the bottom of the seat where the child can...

October 15, 2010 - 5:40pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

Like any type of interior decorating, nursery themes go in and out of style.

 "You see a shift between softer colors at during time periods. Right now we're using softer colors. The bright primaries may come back into style again," says Sherry Stewart, interior designer.

Currently the economy is having an effect on nurseries. More parents are sticking with yellows and greens.

"A lot of people want to keep the nursery neutral because they're going to use...

October 8, 2010 - 4:13pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

With his youngest two children Dr. Robert Aepli had blood from their umbilical cords saved in a special blood bank. The process of cord-blood banking is very simple and safe.

"After the baby is taken care of the doctor merely releases a clamp on the umbilical cord and the blood is collected into a blood collection system. It is then the family's responsibility to Fed Ex or UPS the specimen promptly to the cord blood banking center," says Dr. Aepli.

But why do parents...

October 1, 2010 - 5:26pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Picking out a baby name is stressful. 5-year-old Brandon Rush's parents went down to the week before he was born before deciding.

"It takes a lot of thought process, whatever you give him that's what his name's going to be for the rest of his life, so there's a little bit of pressure there to have a decent name," says Don Rush, parent.

If you're looking for a unique name, here are some to stay away from. The Social Security administration reports last year's top five...

September 24, 2010 - 2:28pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

How early can learning start?

Dr. Robert Aepli says his patients don't show a lot of interest in their baby's learning while in the womb, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible.

"I think it's a great concept. It's fun to think about. Obviously we have no concrete evidence that that occurs, but I think it's something certainly can be looked into and it may occur," he says.

Products like "Baby Plus" cater to pre-natal learning. Baby Plus is not-music. It'...

September 21, 2010 - 2:30pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

A lot of women wouldn't broadcast their weight on the Internet, but hey in the spirit of being completely honest with you all here goes nothing. Just because I do a pregnancy series on the news doesn't mean I do things the way I know they should be done. It's kind of like when you're little and your parents tell you, “do as I say not as I do.”

Monday I went for my 25-week check-up. During pregnancy a normal-sized woman should gain 25 to 35 pounds. Before I was pregnant I...

September 17, 2010 - 2:54pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Doctors with pregnant patients hear a lot of complaints about back pain, especially as the pregnancy progresses.

"The third tri-mester is characterized by more weight gain, more pelvic pressure and more discomfort. So in the last six to eight weeks of pregnancy when the baby's putting on more weight typically that's when you're most symptomatic," says Dr. Robert Aepli, OB/GYN.

"You've got muscle stretch, muscle shortening, so that can create some weakness in the...

September 10, 2010 - 3:37pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

You've all undoubtedly seen movies or TV shows where women are doing Lamaze techniques, but Lamaze classes can teach you a lot more than you might expect.

At 36 weeks pregnant Krista Hunt had almost completed her Lamaze classes, and she says they've been very helpful.

"A lot of how to prepare for when the time comes to go into labor and then while we're in labor make better choices as to how we want our delivery to go," she says.

Childbirth educators say there's...

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